EXECUTIVE PROFILES

Mark R. Hogan
Secretary and CEO

Mark R. Hogan is secretary and CEO of WEDC. Mark’s work experience includes almost four decades at M&I… Read More

Tricia Braun
Chief Operating Officer

Tricia Braun is chief operating officer for WEDC. Previously WEDC’s vice president of economic and community development, Tricia… Read More

Jennifer Jin
Chief Legal Officer

Jennifer Jin is chief legal officer for WEDC. Jennifer joined WEDC in May 2017.Read More

Brian Nowicki
Chief Financial Officer

Brian Nowicki is chief financial officer of WEDC. He joined WEDC in December 2015, bringing to the position… Read More

David Brukardt
Associate Vice President, Office of Economic Development, UW System

David Brukardt is associate vice president of economic development for the University of Wisconsin System, a position jointly funded by the WEDC. In this… Read More

Mary Gage
Vice President, Business & Community Development

Mary Gage is vice president of business and community development for WEDC, a role she assumed in July 2019…Read More

Aaron Hagar
Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Sector Strategy Development

Aaron Hagar is vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation and sector strategy development for WEDC. Aaron previously served… Read More

Kelly Lietz
Vice President, Marketing and Brand Strategy

Kelly Lietz is the vice president of marketing and brand strategy for WEDC. Kelly has 20 years of public… Read More

Anne Jesko
Vice President, Human Resources

Anne Jesko is vice president of human resources with WEDC. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of compensation and benefits… Read More

Joshua Robbins
Vice President, Technology and Information Systems

Joshua Robbins is vice president of technology and information systems for WEDC. He joined WEDC in December 2011, and joined the executive staff… Read More

Katy Sinnott
Vice President, International Business Development

Katy Sinnott is vice president of international business development with WEDC. In this role, she is responsible for … Read More

Amy Young
Office of Public Policy Director

Amy Young is the Public Policy Director for WEDC. Amy has more than 14 years of economic development… Read More

Rebecca Deschane
Talent Initiatives Director

Rebecca Deschane is the talent initiatives director, a joint position with WEDC and the University of Wisconsin System. In this role, she leads and coordinates…. Read More